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Micro-credentials: Badge Awarding with Badgr Pathways


As you enroll into a micro-credentialing experience, it is part of a pathway and you are automatically added as a member and will receive an email to inform you of that fact. This document describes how to establish and share Badgr Pathways. 


  1. First, tap View Pathway in the received email to then be transferred to the login page for Badgr Pathways.
    Badgr subscription confirmation. An arrow points to the View Pathway button.
  2. Next, insert your login credentials and then tap Sign in Using Badgr.
    Welcome to Badgr Pathways prompt. An arrow points to the Sign in Using Badgr button.

  3. Then, tap Authorize to approve the data transfer from Badgr to Badgr Pathway accounts. This step ensures that you see your progress and access the awarded badges from the Badgr account.
    Badgr Authorize Issuer prompt. An arrow points to the Authorize button.
  4. After you receive a notification that you have been awarded a badge, you can go back to Pathways to review your progress.

    • If an earned badge is part of other published pathways, you will be informed of that fact and can request the issuer to be added to that path.
      Explore pathways page is showing badge awarded.
    • You can also share that pathway via a provided link, and decide whether your progress should be included. If it is included, the progress in the pathway will always be up-to-date.
      Share Pathway prompt is shown. Options to copy or include progress are displayed.

See also Micro-credentials: FAQs.

Last updated on July 15, 2020

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With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.